From the moment Dilara Sayeed graduated from Headstart preschool for low-income children, she understood the value of access to education and resources. Dilara's family immigrated from India in the 1970s. She is a product of the Chicago Public Schools and the Muslim Community Center, one of the first mosques in Chicago. Dilara believes the only way to be part of the fabric of our great nation is to work and serve in our communities. She is as an educator, community activist, and civic leader.